A set of eight miniature Hermès handbags were sold for HK$2.46million at Christie’s autumn sale. The lot sets a new world auction record.

The collection of bags, named Leather Forever Japan Star Bags, comprises of Hermès’ iconic models - including Birkin, Bolide, Constance, Faco, Farming, Kelly, Roulis and Toolbox. It was previously showcased at the Tokyo National Museum for Hermès’ Leather Forever exhibition in 2014.

“The strong sell-through rates were generated from active in-room, phone and online bidding, predominantly by Asian buyers,” says Matthew Rubinger, Senior Vice President & International Director, Handbags & Accessories for Asia & EMERI. “The successful sale reflects our strategy in sourcing only the most exquisite and rarest handbags and accessories that appeal to both new buyers and established collectors.”

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The sale totalled more than HK$41million. Other highlights include other unique Hermès bags such as a crocodile diamond sellier Kelly 25 with 18K white gold and diamond hardwire which was sold for HK$1.12million.

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